Coding for Cath Lab: Heart Cath, PCI and More!

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
60 minutes
Product Description

Get a Leg Up on Coding for Interventional Cardiology Procedures from an Expert


Join coding expert Terry Fletcher in this informative session to find a solution for your tough cardiac cath coding questions. Learn the best coding practices to ensure accurate reimbursement and the latest updates on coding and reporting for cardiac catheterizations and coronary interventions.

Understand how to work with modifiers in the cath lab to ensure rightful payments and learn about injection procedures for cardiac catheterizations. Also, know how to capture additional procedures such as IVUS, thrombolytics and thrombectomy. In addition, get a PPT presentation, AMI ICD-10-CM tip sheet, real life operative reports to code together.

Session Highlights:

  • Understanding the basics of Cardiology Anatomy leading to simple diagnostics to Cardiac Cath and PCI
  • Identify Cardiac Cath and/or PCI bundling issues and new billing opportunities for your cardiology practice
  • Review the language in a Cath Lab Procedure report
  • Coding Examples for the new  and seasoned coder
  • Understanding Heart Cath's different access points- Femoral, Brachial, Radial
  • LHC vs. Cors only
  • R&L Heart caths vs. Swan Ganz Catheter
  • FFR vs. IFR- what does this mean? Who pays?
  • Coding branch vessels for PCI- Who is and isn't reimbursing?
  • Coding cardiac cath's and interventional procedures at the same setting
  • Do the X modifiers play a factor here
  • BPG injections and PCI's- the CPT vs Medicare rules
  • PCI for AMI- what are the rules for this highly weighted code?
  • How to capture additional procedures—IVUS, thrombolytics and thrombectomy
  • Get a PPT presentation, AMI ICD-10-CM tip sheet, real-life operative reports to code together

Who should attend

Coders, Billers, Physicians, Collectors, Administrators

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About Our Speaker

Terry Fletcher - Cardiology Coding Expert

Ms. Terry Fletcher is a Healthcare Coding & Billing Consultant based in Southern California. With over 30-years experience, Ms. Fletcher is an Editorial Board Member for, a coding, billing and reimbursement educator for McVey Seminars, MGMA, Audio Educator, AAPC, AHIMA, Medlearn, DecisionHealth LLC, Medical Management Institute and her company Terry Fletcher Consulting, Inc., teaching over 100 specialty coding Seminars, Teleconferences and Webinars every year. Terry is a practice auditor...   More Info
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